June Is Cataract Awareness Month

CHICAGO (May, 2016) – Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. And, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” the current number of those in the United States with cataract will increase from more than 25.7 million, to … [Read more...]

#Wellness #Wednesday: Grapes’ Benefits to Eye Health

Grape-enriched diet protected retina against damaging effects of oxidative stress MIAMI (April, 2016)  — Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal … [Read more...]

Vision Council Educates Consumers on UV Radiation

Newest report finds one of three adults overlooking sunglasses to protect eyes despite past harm. Alexandria, VA (May 4, 2016) – The Vision Council is educating consumers on the serious eye health risks from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with the release of its newest UV protection report, Spare Your Sight: Using Shades for … [Read more...]

Seven Smiling Sunglasses For National Smile Month

The British have designated May 16 to June 16th as National Smile Month. This month has a focus on oral hygiene. Did you know that unhealthy mouth can be linked to diabetes and heart disease. In the U.S., oral disease causes kids to miss 51 million school hours and their parents to lose 25 million work hours annually. Some fun Facts about Smiles … [Read more...]

We Love Eyes By Tanya Gill OD

Appealing to the eye healthy, Oakland based optometrist, Dr. Tanya Gill started a company, We Love Eyes. We Love Eyes is a non-toxic, organic eyelid and makeup remover product. The product is sold online and is available for wholesale. What a perfect compliment to an eyecare office. Offering: Preventive health (eyecare), beauty, support of local … [Read more...]

OCuSOFT, Inc. Partners with Prevent Blindness

CHICAGO (March, 2016)* – Prevent Blindness , the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, is pleased to announce the support of OCuSOFT ® Inc. www.ocusoft.com, a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health. Because women are at significantly … [Read more...]

March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

CHICAGO (Feb., 2016) – As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases.  Prevent Blindness the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees … [Read more...]

Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma

International Study Reveals Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma. Results could improve early diagnosis and open new avenues for gene therapy Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH -- January , 2016 -- Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have led an … [Read more...]

The Vision Council At The Consumer Electronics Show

Alexandria, VA (January, 2016) – With more than 3,600 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees gathering for the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The Vision Council is on hand at the world’s largest gathering place for the business of consumer technologies to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain. The Vision Council’s … [Read more...]

January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

CHICAGO (Dec. 22, 2015) – Today, nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older have glaucoma, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” report.  As the population ages, the number is projected to grow steadily, increasing nearly 50 percent to 4.3 million by 2032 and by more than 90 … [Read more...]

Funny But Not Funny Diabetes Humor

November is National Diabetes month, while this joke is funny, it is so true. Sadly 85% of diabetes can be prevented or delayed, by exercise, diet, weight loss. Because the USA is one of the fattest countries in the world.. you can imagine how much diabetes will increase over the years. Eye Bogglers (Source)  29.1 million people in the … [Read more...]

November Is Diabetic Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Provides Free Educational Materials as Part of November’s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month- Diabetes, the Leading Cause of New Cases of Blindness, Projected to Increase Diabetic Eye Disease Numbers 35% in Near Future. According to a recent study from Prevent Blindness, more than 8 million Americans have diabetic … [Read more...]

Duty To Warn: The Dangers Of OTC Halloween Contact Lenses

It is that time of year again, that sales of halloween/theatrical, decorative contact lenses soar. Despite the fact that people have been blinded by them.. most believe that  it will never happen to me. The AAO said it "would like to alert consumers to the hazards of buying any decorative lenses, including circle lenses, without a … [Read more...]

Fall Prevention, Eye And Bone Health For National Falls Week

September 22, 2015 is National Falls Prevention Day. We thought we would reprint an excellent article from Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx about Fall Prevention, Eye and Bone Health. A report from the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition suggests that just because National Osteoporosis Month has come to an end doesn’t mean we can … [Read more...]

Adlens Launches Solutions To Protect Eyes From Blue Light

Adlens®, the global leader in adjustable focus eyewear, has announced a second version of Adlens Interface ™­­, the optical solution that protects eyes from 80% of the most harmful artificial blue light1 emitted by digital screens. Artificial blue light is a leading cause of digital eye strain, a physical discomfort that can be felt after … [Read more...]